About this Event
The Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) Research Centre and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund invite you to the final event in the series on Writing, Gender and the Natural World, 'Intimate Geographies: salvaging human and more-than-human worlds' featuring Sydney writer Gaele Sobott in person. This is an Auslan-interpreted hybrid event which can be attended in person or via zoom.
Intimate Geographies: salvaging human and more-than-human worlds
Gaele will talk about how, in this era of mass extinction, ocean acidification, shrinking icesheets, epic floods, bushfires and zoonotic plagues, she writes to communicate the urgency of social transformation. She will describe how in her creative practice, she uses an embodied approach, researches and acknowledges histories of colonialism and eugenics, patriarchy and capitalism, and focuses on our relationship to each other and to the more than human world.
Gaele Sobott lives on Dharug land, Western Sydney, Australia. Her published works include Colour Me Blue (Heinemann), My Longest Round (Magabala Books) and recent short stories in Verity La, Meanjin, Prometheus Dreaming, New Contrast; and the anthologies Botswana Women Write (University of Kwazulu-Natal Press) and Not Quite Right For Us (flipped eye). Her poems appear in various publications including Disability Arts Online, Otway Journal, Cordite, Plumwood Mountain and New Flash Fiction Review.
Gaele received a 2020 fellowship from City of Sydney to create award-winning animated poems. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Queensland Poetry Awards Emerging Older Poets Mentorship and 2021 Varuna Writers Space fellowship. She is the founding director of Outlandish Arts; a disabled-led, not-for-profit arts organisation. Gaele has a PhD in literature from the University of Hull, England.
Image credit: Joseph Barrientos, Unsplash
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, University of South Australia, City West Campus, 61-68 North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia